Book Jar: "Write down the titles of books you want to read on little slips of paper and then put them in a jar (or whichever container you deem suitable! Then randomly pick one out of the jar to decide what to read next." What a fun idea!
bible reading for the modern woman-tips and tricks
The Giver Quartet Son by Lois Lowry FIC LOW Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne (teen fiction). Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Saving Cee-Cee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman. Relegated to the care of an eccentric great-aunt after her mentally unbalanced mother's accidental death, CeeCee is quickly surrounded by the strong women and cultural elements of her new Savannah community.
Hachiko, the dog that continued to wait for his owner even after the owner died. (Hachiko would wait at the train station for his owner to come back, but while away the owner died, even after his owner's death, Hachiko continued to wait for the owner).